Who loves oats?
I am an unashamed all year consumer of porridge – I don’t care if its hot or if its cold. The weather not the porridge.
The bowl of deliciousness that you can see above was enjoyed at one of my locals Little Sisto and I loved every bit of it.
Oats are a genuine all round fabulous food and you can check out their nutrition benefits here in a post a wrote a while back.
This bowl of porridge was the special of the day – Pecan Maple Oats with Roasted Pear and I have recreated it several times at home.
Are you ready to be amazed?
Pecan Maple Porridge
1 small pear , quartered and cored
1/2 cup rolled or quick oats
1.5 cups water or milk
2 tsp maple syrup
Place the prepared pears on a baking tray and roast in a moderate oven for 15-20 minutes (you could do this the night before).
Combine the oats with the water or milk or a bit of both and cook either on the stovetop or in the microwave. If on the stovetop, keep stirring for around 5-7 minutes until the oats are creamy and if in the microwave start with 1 minute 40 seconds, stir and then finish with another 30 seconds.
Place oats into a pretty bowl. Yes, because that makes food taste extra good don’t you know?
Roughly chop the pecans and mix half into the porridge.
Top the porridge with the roasted pear, remainder of the pecans and the maple syrup.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.